Paul Dunne: Golf Odds to Win the British Open 2015

Paul Dunne

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An amateur isn’t supposed to be in contention to win the British Open.

Neither is a player who came in with 1500/1 odds to win before the tournament started.

Nobody told Paul Dunne that.

Dunne, a 22-year-old from Ireland, has his name at the top of the leaderboard at 12-under heading into Monday’s final round at the Open Championship.

Dunne likely isn’t used to the bright lights and media attention he will be bombarded with Monday. You don’t get that type of stuff playing college golf like he did at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama.

So, despite his placement on the Open leaderboard, Dunne isn’t the oddsmakers’ favorite to win. From sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, Dunne has 12/1 odds to win the third major of the year.

Jordan Spieth, who is at 11-under, has the best odds at 9/4. Jason Day and 2010 winner at St. Andrews, Louis Oosthuizen, are at 7/2. The odds are subject to change.

If you bet on Dunne at 1500/1 and he wins, you’re going to be rolling in the cash. But unfortunately for Dunne, he’s an amateur, so he’s not collecting any of the event’s prize purse.

British Open Odds

Jordan Spieth 9/4
Jason Day 7/2
Louis Oosthuizen 7/2
Paul Dunne 12/1
Adam Scott 16/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Padraig Harrington 20/1
Sergio Garcia 22/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
Dustin Johnson 40/1
Danny Willett 45/1
Marc Leishman 55/1
Rickie Fowler 55/1
Retief Goosen 66/1
Robert Streb 66/1
Charl Schwartzel 70/1
Eddie Pepperell 100/1
Steven Bowditch 100/1
Hideki Matsuyama 125/1

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